Corrado Assenza Uses Only Authentic Sicilian Products

Almonds and pistachos in the market are grown mainly in Iran and California. They are cheap and tasteless (read here why). On the other hand, the Pistachos from Bronte and Almonds from Noto are the highest expression of these nuts. I’d never met Concetto Scardace, the almond farmer from Noto, before; he had no idea…

We Go Nuts for Pistachos from Bronte and Almonds from Noto

Pistachos from Bronte and Almonds from Noto are protected by Slow Food because they are in danger of extinction. They grow a few miles apart in southeast Sicily and production is very limited. To give you an idea, in California, the production of pistachos is 4 million tons per year, and in Iran it is…